“During this time, we were also replacing our computer-generated ordering (CGO) system. This new system required us to transition to a new mobile device, along with the new software solutions that supported store operations.” In terms of store replenishment, this was a big adjustment for Weis’ … [Read more...] about Greg Zeh of Weis Markets is RIS News’ CIO of the Year
Progressive Grocer magazine reviewed some exciting technology on display at this year’s NRF focused on solving out-of-stocks once and for all. In a feature article this month, writer Abby Kleckler highlighted several solutions for detection, including shelf-scanning robots. Her article argues that … [Read more...] about Combating OOS: CGO vs. Robot Detectives
National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions Holdings released their 2018 Independent Grocers Financial Survey June 12th and the 139 respondents cited that despite increasing competition and labor and benefit cost, along with deflation, sales and revenue pressures eased over the year leading … [Read more...] about Profit-Leading Independents Use Inventory Management to Maintain YOY Sales
THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY gives grocers a better handle on out-of-stocks at the store level. At Itasca Retail, we've been proving that for more than a decade in more than 1,300 supermarkets across North America. Current industry dialog on On-Shelf Availability has focused greater attention on best … [Read more...] about Itasca Featured in Progressive Grocer
A RECENT ARTICLE in the Wall Street Journal, “Target Expands Inventories to Repair Stock-Outs,” once again highlights the dilemma facing the nation’s largest retailers when it comes to getting stock levels right. The article quotes Target COO John Mulligan, who said the retailer had upped inventory … [Read more...] about What’s Up with Target and Walmart Inventories?
GROCERY RETAILERS ARE TALKING about the latest report from IHL Group, “Retailers and the Ghost Economy – $1.75 Trillion Reasons to be Afraid.” That mind-boggling number refers to the cumulative global impact of Out-Of-Stocks, Overstocks and Returns across the retail spectrum. IHL coined the term … [Read more...] about Overstocks Matter Too
HONOLULU — Times Supermarkets, operator of supermarkets and wine shops across Hawaii, is bringing the Itasca Magic™ inventory optimization solution to all its stores. The decision is effective immediately. It comes following a highly successful pilot project of four months duration, in two stores … [Read more...] about Times Supermarkets Rolls Out Itasca Magic™
WEST DES MOINES, IA – Brad Bales has joined Itasca Retail Information Systems, Inc. as Senior Developer. Brad has been developing applications for the grocery retail market since 1991. His main areas of expertise have been system design, POS (point of sale), and DEX (direct exchange). … [Read more...] about Bales Joins as Senior Developer